book cover of Flight By Elephant

Flight By Elephant

(2013)
The Untold Story of World War II's Most Daring Jungle Rescue
A non fiction book by

 
 
The incredible story of Gyles Mackrell and his Burmese, elephant-assisted wartime rescue mission.

In the summer of 1942, Gyles Mackrell - a decorated First World War pilot and tea plantation overseer, performed a series of heroic rescues in the hellish jungles of Japanese-occupied Burma - with the aid of twenty elephants.

At the age of 53, Mackrell went into the 'green hell' of the Chaukan Pass on the border of North Burma and Assam. Here, Mackrell and a team of elephant riders rescued Indian army soldiers, British civilians and their Indian servants, from the pursuing Japanese, directing the elephants through jungle passes and raging rivers, and territory infested with sand flies, mosquitoes and innumerable leeches. Those he saved were all on the point of death from starvation or fever: that summer was spent in a fight against time.

Now in Andrew Martin's hands this never-before-told tale of heroics is given the shape of a suspenseful adventure, a wartime rescue whose facts are the stuff of fiction. 'Flight By Elephant' is a gripping chronicle of war and survival, starring everyone's favourite animal - the powerful, exotic and hugely loveable elephant.



Used availability for Andrew Martin's Flight By Elephant

Hardback Editions

June 2013 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Flight By Elephant: The Untold Story of World War Two's Most Daring Jungle Rescue
Author(s): Andrew Martin
ISBN: 0-00-746152-6 / 978-0-00-746152-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2014 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Flight By Elephant: The Untold Story of World War Two's Most Daring Jungle Rescue
Author(s): Andrew Martin
ISBN: 0-7531-5344-0 / 978-0-7531-5344-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

February 2015 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Flight By Elephant
Author(s): Andrew Martin
ISBN: 0-7531-5345-9 / 978-0-7531-5345-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2014 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Flight By Elephant: The Untold Story of World War II's Most Daring Jungle Rescue
Author(s): Andrew Martin
ISBN: 0-00-751272-4 / 978-0-00-751272-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2013 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Flight By Elephant
Author(s): Andrew Martin
ISBN: 1-4450-3475-1 / 978-1-4450-3475-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2013 : UK Audio CD

Title: Flight By Elephant
Author(s): Andrew Martin
ISBN: 1-4450-3476-X / 978-1-4450-3476-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2013 : UK Audio CD
thumb

Title: Flight By Elephant
Author(s): Andrew Martin
ISBN: 1-4450-3477-8 / 978-1-4450-3477-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Flight By Elephant: The Untold Story of World War II's Most Daring Jungle Rescue
Author(s): Andrew Martin
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   


June 2013 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Flight By Elephant: The Untold Story of World War II's Most Daring Jungle Rescue
Author(s): Andrew Martin
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU